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  • Best Budget Wedding Dances

    When you are planning a budget wedding, one challenge is tofind
    the best prices and prioritize your hopes and dreams without scrimping oncreativity and individuality. If you can find a good deal on your receptionmusic, one fun way to express yourselves as a couple is during the dancing. Youhave a groom. You have
    a date. You have a venue. You have an inexpensivewedding ring set. Now is the time to plan the dances! Here are a few creativeideas to get you started.

    1. The Whole Wedding Party Dance

    If you have a wedding party that is made up of good dancers,or at least people who would be willing to get out there and try, then youmight want to recreate something like this couple,who
    started their first dance as a married couple to a sedate slow dance, butone minute in broke out into a snappy number from “Grease,” with the assistanceof their entire wedding party. A dance like this could be choreographed with alive band or with a
    DJ, depending on your budget and music preferences.

    2. Father - Daughter Dance

    If some members of your wedding party have two left feet ora little bit of stage fright, how about Dad? Would he be excited about makingsome moves for a memorable father - daughter dance at your budget weddingreception? This dad has very smooth moves and appears to have a playful sense of humor as he danceshis daughter into her new life. The father – daughter dance is a time when mostof the attention is on the bride, her wedding gown, and her
    inexpensive weddingring set. It is a great time to shine and express some originality.

    3. Bride and Groom Dance

    How well does the new bride and groom work together? Thiscouple shows off their romantic side when they start dancing slowly to “UnchainedMelody.” Then all of a sudden, the
    couple breaks into a marvelous rendition of “BabyGot Back,” with wild cheers from all of their guests.

    Plan an original budget wedding today!

    Photo credit: Nuno Duarte

  • Best Places to Propose in Orlando

    Orlandois a city where magic happens. From castles and carriages to coasters
    andcrocodiles, you can live your dream at any age. Orlando is a particularly excellent proposalspot because it is a place where only your imagination is the limit.

    Best Places toPropose

    1. The Magic Kingdom

    Disney offers many different options for proposals dependingon your particular romantic persuasion. For thrill seekers, a proposal in the Haunted Mansion,in the dark caves of the Pirates of the Caribbeanride, or even racing downhill on a roller coaster
    might be just the ticket. Ofcourse, if you choose this kind of proposal, you may wish to leave the triowedding ring set back at the hotel. For a more romantic proposal, you mightconsider proposing under Cinderella’s Castle beneath the Nighttime Spectacularfireworks
    display or finding a quiet spot to pop the question in the SwissFamily Robinson Treehouse.

    2. Epcot

    If international travel is more your speed, Epcot may be oneof the best places to propose in Orlando.Craft a proposal that includes a decadent
    meal such as feeding each otherMexican treats at La Cave del Tequila, indulging in Moroccan pastries atRestaurant Marrakesh, or staring into each other’s eyes over spaghetti andmeatballs at Tutto Italia or Via Napoli.

    3. Universal Studios

    Create a truly magical proposal at The Wizarding World ofHarry Potter in Universal Orlando. You choose the best places to propose: surpriseher with a trio wedding ring set over a butterbeer in the Three Broomstickspub, in a bag of treats from Honeydukes
    sweet shop, or while flying over thegrounds of Hogwarts Castle on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride.

    Choose your trio wedding ring set and plan your magical proposal today!

    Photo Credit:mabecerra

  • Is a Conflict-Free Diamond Ring Right For You?

    So often it seems like it costs more
    money to make thebetter choice. The printer paper made from recycled paper costs more. Theorganic milk costs more. And we all know that the Hawaiian honeymoon costs
    a wee bit more than a trip to the state park. Fortunately, even if youare planning a wedding on a budget, there are many excellent choices you canmake without sacrificing beauty, quality, or integrity. One of those choices isquite simple: choose a conflict-free
    diamond ring.

    1. Do you want abeautiful ring?

    Choose a ring made from gorgeous conflict-free diamonds. Youcan choose a conflict-free diamond ring in just about any style and price rangethat you have in mind. With My Trio Rings, you have the assurance of a jewelerthat has privileges with Kimberley
    Process certified De Beers mines, so you canbe sure that your ring is not only gorgeous, it is actually conflict-free andaffordable.

    2. Do you want a ringthat will last a lifetime?

    Just because you are planning a wedding on a budget doesn’tmean that you have to sacrifice quality. Don’t choose anything less than a ringwith real diamonds that are certified conflict-free. Fake diamonds and lessermetals might save a few dollars in the
    short run but a real conflict-freediamond ring with real gold will save a lot of heartache in the long run.

    3. Do you want tocelebrate your love of a lifetime with a piece of jewelry that honors humanlife?

    Celebrate your love with a conflict free diamond ring thatpromotes sound human rights practices and strengthens economies of equality.With My Trio Rings, you can find the integrity, quality, and beauty you desireat a price you can afford.

    Start shopping for yours today!

    Photo credit: SethLemmons

  • Best Places to Propose in Honolulu

    If you and your sweetheart are planning a trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu and you're ready to propose, take advantage of the opportunity to pop the question in paradise! Hawaii is known for its natural beauty and welcoming spirit of aloha. The Honolulu area has plenty of fine dining options and adventurous activities, so it will be easy to romance your bride-to be.

    No matter where you propose in Honolulu, order a flower lei in advance that you can gift to your lady after you present her with the diamond cluster ring of her dreams. A local florist can recommend the best kind of flower for the occasion. 

    Where to Propose in Waikiki

    Waikiki is the famous resort area located on the south shore of Honoloulu. The main street, Kalakaua Avenue, is the hub of shops and restaurants. The brilliant blue waters of the Pacific and waving palm trees are as romantic a setting as you could imagine. 

    If your girlfriend is the outdoorsy type, she will love a proposal in Waikiki. Think about planning a hike to the top of Diamond Head crater, a well-known landmark of the island of Oahu. The hike isn't easy, but the ocean view is completely worthwhile and provides a perfect backdrop for a proposal.

    After you've placed the gorgeous diamond cluster ring on her finger and you've hiked back from Diamond Head, you'll have worked up a strong appetite. Take her to the brunch buffet at Duke's Waikiki to celebrate. Located right on the beach, it's a beautiful place to toast to your future with champagne.

    For dinner, an excellent choice is Roy's, the first of Roy Yamaguchi's famous restaurants. The steak and seafood house with Asian influences serves up signature dishes like "Roy's Original Blackened Ahi with Spicy Hot Soy Mustard Butter Sauce." If your mouth isn't watering yet, just think about the chocolate molten lava cake, which you absolutely cannot miss.

    Where to Propose in Downtown Honolulu

    If you can, plan your proposal around First Friday Honloulu Gallery Walk in Chinatown. It's a free, lively outdoor event on the main drag of downtown Honolulu between 5 and 9 pm on the first Friday of every month, with late night parties happening at the bars in the area. Stop by the galleries and shops and then head to dinner at one of the amazing restaurants downtown.

    Many say that their dinner at Chef Mavro was the best they've ever had. Once you're ready to propose, make a reservation here for an Asian fusion/French multi-course meal your sweetheart will never forget. The attentive staff and the impeccable ambience will complement the diamond cluster ring that will take her breath away. 

    After dinner, head to Indigo for drinks. The bar is known for its delicious, affordable cocktails, like lychee marinis and lemon drop martinis for around $4 each. Catching a show at the Comedy Club at Indigo will cap off a night that neither of you will forget.

    When you're ready to propose, pick out the perfect engagement ring at My Trio Rings! Check out the new videos that showcase our wide selection. 

    Photo credit

  • Surprise Your Man with a Trio Wedding Ring Set

    Ladies, are you ready to get
    married? Are you fairly certainthat your guy is also ready to take the plunge and start planning a budgetwedding with you? One good sign is that he initiates conversations about ashared long-term future together and can’t wait to spend his life with
    you.Just because he is ready to commit doesn’t necessarily mean that he has workedup the nerve to propose yet! Fortunately, there is no rule that says that youcan’t be the one to pop the question. To get started, choose a trio weddingring set that incorporates
    your style with his.

    A Trio Wedding Ring Set for Every Guy

    1. The Sports Fan

    If your guy would rather be glued to a sports game thandoing just about anything else, then you might want to consider a trio weddingring set such as this one that
    has a thicker men’s wedding band with styling reminiscent of a class ringor sports ring. The ladies’ wedding band is a smaller version of the men’swedding band, and the engagement ring features sixteen princess cut diamonds ina central square feature
    set in yellow gold. All this bling can be yours foryou and your husband-to-be for $799.99.

    2. The Sensitive Guy

    Some guys prefer a more masculine design, while other guyslean towards the romantic for their wedding band. If your guy has fun cookingdinner with you, discussing your favorite novels, or catching the latest romcom together, then he might like a wedding
    band with more subtle and elegantstyling, such as this one carat diamond trio wedding ring set that is set in white gold. In addition
    to tastefully stunning diamonds, these ringsalso offer romantic detailing on the bands, all for $1049.99.

    3. The Outdoorsman

    If your husband-to-be is happiest stomping through thewoods, fishing by the lake, or just spending time soaking in the greatoutdoors, then you might like to choose this ring set that features a curving leaf-like design. This 14 K white gold ring setincludes ¼ carat total diamond weight for only $579.99

    Even if your guy doesn’t fit into any of these categories,keep shopping around for the budget wedding ring set that is right for you. Now you are well on yourway to planning
    your budget wedding!

    Photo credit:benluckman

  • 4 Creative Proposal Ideas from Celebrities

    creative-proposal-ideas-from-celebritiesJust because you're planning a budget wedding doesn't mean that you can't have a proposal story as romantic as a celebrity's. Take inspiration from these 4 romantic celebrity proposals and put your own personal spin on them. 

    1. Sweet surprise at home

    While his girlfriend Christine Taylor was away, Ben Stiller visited her house and adorned it with candles and rose petals. Christine came home to find Ben down on one knee. He'd forgotten only one thing during his careful planning….the ring! As he went to give it to her, he remembered that it was still in his bag in another room. But she didn't seem to mind. She accepted his proposal!  

    When you know your lady will be out of the house, decorate it with her favorite candy and flowers. You could write love notes and stuff them inside of balloons before filling them with helium, or write on the balloons themselves once they're inflated. Just show her how much thought you've put into coming up with unforgettably creative proposal ideas. 

    2. Dramatic public proposal

    Singer Pink proposed to motocross racer Carey Hart at the Pro 250 class finals in Mammoth, California. As Hart was making his third lap, Pink held up a pit board in front of the grandstands that said, "Will You Marry Me?" When he made the next lap, she added the words, "I'm serious!" to the board. At that point, Hart pulled his car off to the side of the track and picked up Pink, allowing the other racers to pass him.

    If you know that your love would enjoy celebrating with a crowd -- and you're absolutely sure that she'll say yes! -- plan a grand, sweeping gesture in a public place. You could arrange for "Will you marry me?" to appear on the scoreboard at a sports event, or on a banner pulled by an airplane flying overhead. If you're planning a budget wedding, you can plan a proposal that doesn't cost anything, like a serenade in the town square before you get down on one knee and present her with a ring.

    3. Holiday celebration

    During the holidays, we're feeling merry and tend to be surrounded by family, so it's no wonder that many couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Michael Douglas hosted a party at his Aspen home on the New Year's Eve before the millennium. After celebrating the new year, Douglas gave Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was two months pregnant with the couple's son) a 10-carat antique diamond ring.

    Before this holiday season comes, brainstorm some creative proposal ideas, like wrapping the ring box inside a series of bigger boxes, which your bride-to-be will open like nesting dolls. Other ideas are to place the box at the bottom of her Christmas stocking, under several smaller gifts. If she's close to her family, you might think about popping the question during a toast at the big holiday meal.

    4. Walk down memory lane

    Katherine Heigl met musician Josh Kelley when she starred in the video for "Only You" as his love interest. The video was filmed in a bungalow in Venice, California, and after several years of dating, Kelley tracked down the house and got permission from its residents to take Katherine to dinner there. He arranged for a car to pick her up, and he set up a table with a white tablecloth, roses, and chocolate cake. During dessert, he proposed, and the happy couple took a walk afterward on the beach that was also a setting for the video shoot. Hear Josh Kelley tell his sweet proposal story.

    To come up with creative proposal ideas, think back on some of the best experiences you've had together. You may have dined at a certain restaurant on your first date, which you can romantically recreate. If you took a day trip to the beach, pack a picnic, take a walk, and suddenly drop to one knee before proposing. She will be moved by the thought you put into returning to a place that means a lot to both of you.

    Even if you'll be planning a wedding on a budget, you'll find the trio ring set for you at My Trio Rings.

    Photo credit

  • Best Places to Propose in Philadelphia

    This post ispart of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which introduces you to thebest places to propose around the country.


    Philadelphia
    is a beautifulcity where old meets new. From winding historic walks to gorgeous gardens, aperson with an eye for the romantic can find many special places to propose.

    3 of the BestPlaces to Propose in Philadelphia

    1. At a Museum

    Do you want to propose in Europewithout paying for plane fares? On the second floor of the Philadelphia Museumof Art
    , go to theEuropean art gallery. In the middle of that gallery, you will find a dimly litroom. The room features a rebuilt cloister that has elements from the medievalFrench building the Abbey of Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines. The cloisteroffers a quiet, romantic setting for an unforgettable, European-style proposalin any weather.

    2. Over Chocolate

    Are you unsure about how to best surprise your bride-to-be with adiamond cluster engagement ring? Appeal to both her sweet tooth and herromantic side with a guided Philadelphiachocolate tour.Wander
    the historic streets of
    Philadelphiaand duck into hidden cafes and chocolate shops. Decide for yourself where thebest places to propose are along the way. Just don’t forget to give her thediamond course in between chocolate tastings!

    3. Among the Flowers

    Is she more of an outdoor woman? Head to one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful spots, theChanticleer pleasure garden.From
    the meandering waterfalls of
    Bell’s RunCreek to the stately Ruin and
    Gravel
    Garden to the lush bower of the Cut Flower and
    Vegetable
    Garden,this historic garden estate certainly features some of the best places topropose in the greater
    Philadelphiaarea.

    Ready to propose?Shop for a diamond cluster engagement ring!

    Photo credit: Tom Ipri

     

     

  • Best Places to Propose in Jacksonville, Florida

    Where to propose in JacksonvilleNestled in the northeast corner of Florida close to the Georgia state line, Jacksonville offers a little bit of everything: arts and culture, fine dining, and outdoor excursions. Jacksonville Landing is full of options for shopping, dining, and having drinks, and Jacksonville Beach is a 20-30 minute drive outside downtown. Here are a few creative proposal ideas in Jacksonville to give your bride-to-be an experience she'll never forget.

    1. In the Open Air

    Plan a romantic evening with reservations on a dinner cruise on the St. John's River. Your choices include the Jacksonville Princess II, a luxury yacht that is usually available for charter by groups but is open to the public at certain times of the year. The Lady St. Johns is a great choice for those who like the nightlife, as it has two dance floors, two full bars, and a capacity for 250 passengers. The Annabelle Lee is a smaller, classic steam wheel ship with a charmingly decorated salon. The Lady St. Johns and Annbelle Lee are owned by the same company; for more information, visit www.jaxrivercruises.com.

    At the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, admire the private art collection of Arthur and Ninah Cummer in the cozy museum (which is free on Tuesday evenings), then spend time walking around the beautifully manicured gardens and past the giant oak trees. Pass serene reflection pools and fountains on your way to admire the view of the river. There, you can present her with a sparkling diamond cluster ring that will be even more breathtaking than the view.

    2. Out at a Show

    If your lady loves arts and entertainment, think about creative proposal ideas that involve taking in a show. If she's the theatrical type, she won't mind drawing a crowd when you drop to one knee in the lobby during intermission and declare your love for her. 

    A great many well-known broadway musicals visit Jacksonville as they tour the country, from West Side Story to Billy Elliot. Check the listings in advance to find one that your sweetheart would love to see.

    The historic Florida Theatre, which opened in 1927, is one of the most eclectic venues around. Take a look at the event listings and you'll see that in a single month, the theatre may host a mainstream comedy show, a variety of classic films, a blues concert, and a live children's show. 

    3. At a Romantic Restaurant

    The Patio at Pastiche is a favorite of many Jacksonville locals. The small, intimate restaurant serves comforting American and Southern cuisine and has a remarkably friendly staff. If the weather is nice, ask to dine in the garden, which is lit with strings of pretty lights. Make sure to order dessert, and after you are both happily stuffed, surprise her with a diamond cluster ring. It will be the best meal of her life.

    Everything about Orsay says class: the decor, the service, and the food. The cuisine is traditional French with occasional influences from the American South. "Out of this world" is how many diners describe the dishes they've eaten here, from the French onion soup to the mussels in white wine, garlic, butter, and thyme. Your mouth will water just looking over the menu. Order a decadent dessert, like vanilla bean creme brulee or a chocolate espresso torte, and sip a glass of wine before you ask for her hand in marriage.

    Let your creative proposal ideas be inspired by the selection of engagement rings at My Trio Rings!

    Photo courtesy of Flickr user taberandrew 

  • 4 Budget Honeymoon Ideas

    If you are planning a wedding on a budget, chances are that you are also trying to put together a budget honeymoon filled with romance and relaxation. There are excellent websites across the internet for booking inexpensive, all-inclusive vacations that could be used quite easily to plan a honeymoon at a reasonable price. One of my favorite discount travel sites is TravelZoo.

    Budget Honeymoon Ideas from TravelZoo

    1. Jamaica

    For as low as $479 per person, including airfare, you can fly to Jamaica’s all-inclusive Braco Village Resort and Spa for a four-night luxury honeymoon. Enjoy unlimited food and alcohol from five onsite restaurants and seven onsite bars.

    2. Mexico

    Stay in Cabo at an all-inclusive beach resort for $69 per person, per night. This resort package includes free food and alcohol, exciting activities, multiple pools (including a pool with a swim-up bar), and even free Internet – perfect for a budget honeymoon.

    3. Caribbean Cruise

    If you can sail out of New York City, you can enjoy a nine night Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruiselines. The cruise ship offers a wide variety of dining and entertainment options on board for you to enjoy when you’re not anchored in Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Thomas, or the Dominican Republic.

    4. Arizona

    You need to relax and unwind after planning a wedding on a budget. Reward yourselves with a romantic honeymoon at the Carefree Resort and Spa. A two night stay is only $99, and you might have a little extra wiggle room in your budget for dining under the stars at the gourmet hotel restaurant, getting a couple’s massage, or taking a hot air balloon ride together.

    Whatever your budget honeymoon dreams, you may be able to make them happen with an discount travel website. Just remember, the best travel deals probably sell out quickly.

    Find beautiful wedding rings that fit into your budget.


    Photo credit: Garden State Hiker 

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Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Best Budget Wedding Dances

    When you are planning a budget wedding, one challenge is tofind
    the best prices and prioritize your hopes and dreams without scrimping oncreativity and individuality. If you can find a good deal on your receptionmusic, one fun way to express yourselves as a couple is during the dancing. Youhave a groom. You have
    a date. You have a venue. You have an inexpensivewedding ring set. Now is the time to plan the dances! Here are a few creativeideas to get you started.

    1. The Whole Wedding Party Dance

    If you have a wedding party that is made up of good dancers,or at least people who would be willing to get out there and try, then youmight want to recreate something like this couple,who
    started their first dance as a married couple to a sedate slow dance, butone minute in broke out into a snappy number from “Grease,” with the assistanceof their entire wedding party. A dance like this could be choreographed with alive band or with a
    DJ, depending on your budget and music preferences.

    2. Father - Daughter Dance

    If some members of your wedding party have two left feet ora little bit of stage fright, how about Dad? Would he be excited about makingsome moves for a memorable father - daughter dance at your budget weddingreception? This dad has very smooth moves and appears to have a playful sense of humor as he danceshis daughter into her new life. The father – daughter dance is a time when mostof the attention is on the bride, her wedding gown, and her
    inexpensive weddingring set. It is a great time to shine and express some originality.

    3. Bride and Groom Dance

    How well does the new bride and groom work together? Thiscouple shows off their romantic side when they start dancing slowly to “UnchainedMelody.” Then all of a sudden, the
    couple breaks into a marvelous rendition of “BabyGot Back,” with wild cheers from all of their guests.

    Plan an original budget wedding today!

    Photo credit: Nuno Duarte

  • Best Places to Propose in Orlando

    Orlandois a city where magic happens. From castles and carriages to coasters
    andcrocodiles, you can live your dream at any age. Orlando is a particularly excellent proposalspot because it is a place where only your imagination is the limit.

    Best Places toPropose

    1. The Magic Kingdom

    Disney offers many different options for proposals dependingon your particular romantic persuasion. For thrill seekers, a proposal in the Haunted Mansion,in the dark caves of the Pirates of the Caribbeanride, or even racing downhill on a roller coaster
    might be just the ticket. Ofcourse, if you choose this kind of proposal, you may wish to leave the triowedding ring set back at the hotel. For a more romantic proposal, you mightconsider proposing under Cinderella’s Castle beneath the Nighttime Spectacularfireworks
    display or finding a quiet spot to pop the question in the SwissFamily Robinson Treehouse.

    2. Epcot

    If international travel is more your speed, Epcot may be oneof the best places to propose in Orlando.Craft a proposal that includes a decadent
    meal such as feeding each otherMexican treats at La Cave del Tequila, indulging in Moroccan pastries atRestaurant Marrakesh, or staring into each other’s eyes over spaghetti andmeatballs at Tutto Italia or Via Napoli.

    3. Universal Studios

    Create a truly magical proposal at The Wizarding World ofHarry Potter in Universal Orlando. You choose the best places to propose: surpriseher with a trio wedding ring set over a butterbeer in the Three Broomstickspub, in a bag of treats from Honeydukes
    sweet shop, or while flying over thegrounds of Hogwarts Castle on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride.

    Choose your trio wedding ring set and plan your magical proposal today!

    Photo Credit:mabecerra

  • Is a Conflict-Free Diamond Ring Right For You?

    So often it seems like it costs more
    money to make thebetter choice. The printer paper made from recycled paper costs more. Theorganic milk costs more. And we all know that the Hawaiian honeymoon costs
    a wee bit more than a trip to the state park. Fortunately, even if youare planning a wedding on a budget, there are many excellent choices you canmake without sacrificing beauty, quality, or integrity. One of those choices isquite simple: choose a conflict-free
    diamond ring.

    1. Do you want abeautiful ring?

    Choose a ring made from gorgeous conflict-free diamonds. Youcan choose a conflict-free diamond ring in just about any style and price rangethat you have in mind. With My Trio Rings, you have the assurance of a jewelerthat has privileges with Kimberley
    Process certified De Beers mines, so you canbe sure that your ring is not only gorgeous, it is actually conflict-free andaffordable.

    2. Do you want a ringthat will last a lifetime?

    Just because you are planning a wedding on a budget doesn’tmean that you have to sacrifice quality. Don’t choose anything less than a ringwith real diamonds that are certified conflict-free. Fake diamonds and lessermetals might save a few dollars in the
    short run but a real conflict-freediamond ring with real gold will save a lot of heartache in the long run.

    3. Do you want tocelebrate your love of a lifetime with a piece of jewelry that honors humanlife?

    Celebrate your love with a conflict free diamond ring thatpromotes sound human rights practices and strengthens economies of equality.With My Trio Rings, you can find the integrity, quality, and beauty you desireat a price you can afford.

    Start shopping for yours today!

    Photo credit: SethLemmons

  • Best Places to Propose in Honolulu

    If you and your sweetheart are planning a trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu and you're ready to propose, take advantage of the opportunity to pop the question in paradise! Hawaii is known for its natural beauty and welcoming spirit of aloha. The Honolulu area has plenty of fine dining options and adventurous activities, so it will be easy to romance your bride-to be.

    No matter where you propose in Honolulu, order a flower lei in advance that you can gift to your lady after you present her with the diamond cluster ring of her dreams. A local florist can recommend the best kind of flower for the occasion. 

    Where to Propose in Waikiki

    Waikiki is the famous resort area located on the south shore of Honoloulu. The main street, Kalakaua Avenue, is the hub of shops and restaurants. The brilliant blue waters of the Pacific and waving palm trees are as romantic a setting as you could imagine. 

    If your girlfriend is the outdoorsy type, she will love a proposal in Waikiki. Think about planning a hike to the top of Diamond Head crater, a well-known landmark of the island of Oahu. The hike isn't easy, but the ocean view is completely worthwhile and provides a perfect backdrop for a proposal.

    After you've placed the gorgeous diamond cluster ring on her finger and you've hiked back from Diamond Head, you'll have worked up a strong appetite. Take her to the brunch buffet at Duke's Waikiki to celebrate. Located right on the beach, it's a beautiful place to toast to your future with champagne.

    For dinner, an excellent choice is Roy's, the first of Roy Yamaguchi's famous restaurants. The steak and seafood house with Asian influences serves up signature dishes like "Roy's Original Blackened Ahi with Spicy Hot Soy Mustard Butter Sauce." If your mouth isn't watering yet, just think about the chocolate molten lava cake, which you absolutely cannot miss.

    Where to Propose in Downtown Honolulu

    If you can, plan your proposal around First Friday Honloulu Gallery Walk in Chinatown. It's a free, lively outdoor event on the main drag of downtown Honolulu between 5 and 9 pm on the first Friday of every month, with late night parties happening at the bars in the area. Stop by the galleries and shops and then head to dinner at one of the amazing restaurants downtown.

    Many say that their dinner at Chef Mavro was the best they've ever had. Once you're ready to propose, make a reservation here for an Asian fusion/French multi-course meal your sweetheart will never forget. The attentive staff and the impeccable ambience will complement the diamond cluster ring that will take her breath away. 

    After dinner, head to Indigo for drinks. The bar is known for its delicious, affordable cocktails, like lychee marinis and lemon drop martinis for around $4 each. Catching a show at the Comedy Club at Indigo will cap off a night that neither of you will forget.

    When you're ready to propose, pick out the perfect engagement ring at My Trio Rings! Check out the new videos that showcase our wide selection. 

    Photo credit

  • Surprise Your Man with a Trio Wedding Ring Set

    Ladies, are you ready to get
    married? Are you fairly certainthat your guy is also ready to take the plunge and start planning a budgetwedding with you? One good sign is that he initiates conversations about ashared long-term future together and can’t wait to spend his life with
    you.Just because he is ready to commit doesn’t necessarily mean that he has workedup the nerve to propose yet! Fortunately, there is no rule that says that youcan’t be the one to pop the question. To get started, choose a trio weddingring set that incorporates
    your style with his.

    A Trio Wedding Ring Set for Every Guy

    1. The Sports Fan

    If your guy would rather be glued to a sports game thandoing just about anything else, then you might want to consider a trio weddingring set such as this one that
    has a thicker men’s wedding band with styling reminiscent of a class ringor sports ring. The ladies’ wedding band is a smaller version of the men’swedding band, and the engagement ring features sixteen princess cut diamonds ina central square feature
    set in yellow gold. All this bling can be yours foryou and your husband-to-be for $799.99.

    2. The Sensitive Guy

    Some guys prefer a more masculine design, while other guyslean towards the romantic for their wedding band. If your guy has fun cookingdinner with you, discussing your favorite novels, or catching the latest romcom together, then he might like a wedding
    band with more subtle and elegantstyling, such as this one carat diamond trio wedding ring set that is set in white gold. In addition
    to tastefully stunning diamonds, these ringsalso offer romantic detailing on the bands, all for $1049.99.

    3. The Outdoorsman

    If your husband-to-be is happiest stomping through thewoods, fishing by the lake, or just spending time soaking in the greatoutdoors, then you might like to choose this ring set that features a curving leaf-like design. This 14 K white gold ring setincludes ¼ carat total diamond weight for only $579.99

    Even if your guy doesn’t fit into any of these categories,keep shopping around for the budget wedding ring set that is right for you. Now you are well on yourway to planning
    your budget wedding!

    Photo credit:benluckman

  • 4 Creative Proposal Ideas from Celebrities

    creative-proposal-ideas-from-celebritiesJust because you're planning a budget wedding doesn't mean that you can't have a proposal story as romantic as a celebrity's. Take inspiration from these 4 romantic celebrity proposals and put your own personal spin on them. 

    1. Sweet surprise at home

    While his girlfriend Christine Taylor was away, Ben Stiller visited her house and adorned it with candles and rose petals. Christine came home to find Ben down on one knee. He'd forgotten only one thing during his careful planning….the ring! As he went to give it to her, he remembered that it was still in his bag in another room. But she didn't seem to mind. She accepted his proposal!  

    When you know your lady will be out of the house, decorate it with her favorite candy and flowers. You could write love notes and stuff them inside of balloons before filling them with helium, or write on the balloons themselves once they're inflated. Just show her how much thought you've put into coming up with unforgettably creative proposal ideas. 

    2. Dramatic public proposal

    Singer Pink proposed to motocross racer Carey Hart at the Pro 250 class finals in Mammoth, California. As Hart was making his third lap, Pink held up a pit board in front of the grandstands that said, "Will You Marry Me?" When he made the next lap, she added the words, "I'm serious!" to the board. At that point, Hart pulled his car off to the side of the track and picked up Pink, allowing the other racers to pass him.

    If you know that your love would enjoy celebrating with a crowd -- and you're absolutely sure that she'll say yes! -- plan a grand, sweeping gesture in a public place. You could arrange for "Will you marry me?" to appear on the scoreboard at a sports event, or on a banner pulled by an airplane flying overhead. If you're planning a budget wedding, you can plan a proposal that doesn't cost anything, like a serenade in the town square before you get down on one knee and present her with a ring.

    3. Holiday celebration

    During the holidays, we're feeling merry and tend to be surrounded by family, so it's no wonder that many couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Michael Douglas hosted a party at his Aspen home on the New Year's Eve before the millennium. After celebrating the new year, Douglas gave Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was two months pregnant with the couple's son) a 10-carat antique diamond ring.

    Before this holiday season comes, brainstorm some creative proposal ideas, like wrapping the ring box inside a series of bigger boxes, which your bride-to-be will open like nesting dolls. Other ideas are to place the box at the bottom of her Christmas stocking, under several smaller gifts. If she's close to her family, you might think about popping the question during a toast at the big holiday meal.

    4. Walk down memory lane

    Katherine Heigl met musician Josh Kelley when she starred in the video for "Only You" as his love interest. The video was filmed in a bungalow in Venice, California, and after several years of dating, Kelley tracked down the house and got permission from its residents to take Katherine to dinner there. He arranged for a car to pick her up, and he set up a table with a white tablecloth, roses, and chocolate cake. During dessert, he proposed, and the happy couple took a walk afterward on the beach that was also a setting for the video shoot. Hear Josh Kelley tell his sweet proposal story.

    To come up with creative proposal ideas, think back on some of the best experiences you've had together. You may have dined at a certain restaurant on your first date, which you can romantically recreate. If you took a day trip to the beach, pack a picnic, take a walk, and suddenly drop to one knee before proposing. She will be moved by the thought you put into returning to a place that means a lot to both of you.

    Even if you'll be planning a wedding on a budget, you'll find the trio ring set for you at My Trio Rings.

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  • Best Places to Propose in Philadelphia

    This post ispart of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which introduces you to thebest places to propose around the country.


    Philadelphia
    is a beautifulcity where old meets new. From winding historic walks to gorgeous gardens, aperson with an eye for the romantic can find many special places to propose.

    3 of the BestPlaces to Propose in Philadelphia

    1. At a Museum

    Do you want to propose in Europewithout paying for plane fares? On the second floor of the Philadelphia Museumof Art
    , go to theEuropean art gallery. In the middle of that gallery, you will find a dimly litroom. The room features a rebuilt cloister that has elements from the medievalFrench building the Abbey of Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines. The cloisteroffers a quiet, romantic setting for an unforgettable, European-style proposalin any weather.

    2. Over Chocolate

    Are you unsure about how to best surprise your bride-to-be with adiamond cluster engagement ring? Appeal to both her sweet tooth and herromantic side with a guided Philadelphiachocolate tour.Wander
    the historic streets of
    Philadelphiaand duck into hidden cafes and chocolate shops. Decide for yourself where thebest places to propose are along the way. Just don’t forget to give her thediamond course in between chocolate tastings!

    3. Among the Flowers

    Is she more of an outdoor woman? Head to one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful spots, theChanticleer pleasure garden.From
    the meandering waterfalls of
    Bell’s RunCreek to the stately Ruin and
    Gravel
    Garden to the lush bower of the Cut Flower and
    Vegetable
    Garden,this historic garden estate certainly features some of the best places topropose in the greater
    Philadelphiaarea.

    Ready to propose?Shop for a diamond cluster engagement ring!

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  • Best Places to Propose in Jacksonville, Florida

    Where to propose in JacksonvilleNestled in the northeast corner of Florida close to the Georgia state line, Jacksonville offers a little bit of everything: arts and culture, fine dining, and outdoor excursions. Jacksonville Landing is full of options for shopping, dining, and having drinks, and Jacksonville Beach is a 20-30 minute drive outside downtown. Here are a few creative proposal ideas in Jacksonville to give your bride-to-be an experience she'll never forget.

    1. In the Open Air

    Plan a romantic evening with reservations on a dinner cruise on the St. John's River. Your choices include the Jacksonville Princess II, a luxury yacht that is usually available for charter by groups but is open to the public at certain times of the year. The Lady St. Johns is a great choice for those who like the nightlife, as it has two dance floors, two full bars, and a capacity for 250 passengers. The Annabelle Lee is a smaller, classic steam wheel ship with a charmingly decorated salon. The Lady St. Johns and Annbelle Lee are owned by the same company; for more information, visit www.jaxrivercruises.com.

    At the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, admire the private art collection of Arthur and Ninah Cummer in the cozy museum (which is free on Tuesday evenings), then spend time walking around the beautifully manicured gardens and past the giant oak trees. Pass serene reflection pools and fountains on your way to admire the view of the river. There, you can present her with a sparkling diamond cluster ring that will be even more breathtaking than the view.

    2. Out at a Show

    If your lady loves arts and entertainment, think about creative proposal ideas that involve taking in a show. If she's the theatrical type, she won't mind drawing a crowd when you drop to one knee in the lobby during intermission and declare your love for her. 

    A great many well-known broadway musicals visit Jacksonville as they tour the country, from West Side Story to Billy Elliot. Check the listings in advance to find one that your sweetheart would love to see.

    The historic Florida Theatre, which opened in 1927, is one of the most eclectic venues around. Take a look at the event listings and you'll see that in a single month, the theatre may host a mainstream comedy show, a variety of classic films, a blues concert, and a live children's show. 

    3. At a Romantic Restaurant

    The Patio at Pastiche is a favorite of many Jacksonville locals. The small, intimate restaurant serves comforting American and Southern cuisine and has a remarkably friendly staff. If the weather is nice, ask to dine in the garden, which is lit with strings of pretty lights. Make sure to order dessert, and after you are both happily stuffed, surprise her with a diamond cluster ring. It will be the best meal of her life.

    Everything about Orsay says class: the decor, the service, and the food. The cuisine is traditional French with occasional influences from the American South. "Out of this world" is how many diners describe the dishes they've eaten here, from the French onion soup to the mussels in white wine, garlic, butter, and thyme. Your mouth will water just looking over the menu. Order a decadent dessert, like vanilla bean creme brulee or a chocolate espresso torte, and sip a glass of wine before you ask for her hand in marriage.

    Let your creative proposal ideas be inspired by the selection of engagement rings at My Trio Rings!

    Photo courtesy of Flickr user taberandrew 

  • 4 Budget Honeymoon Ideas

    If you are planning a wedding on a budget, chances are that you are also trying to put together a budget honeymoon filled with romance and relaxation. There are excellent websites across the internet for booking inexpensive, all-inclusive vacations that could be used quite easily to plan a honeymoon at a reasonable price. One of my favorite discount travel sites is TravelZoo.

    Budget Honeymoon Ideas from TravelZoo

    1. Jamaica

    For as low as $479 per person, including airfare, you can fly to Jamaica’s all-inclusive Braco Village Resort and Spa for a four-night luxury honeymoon. Enjoy unlimited food and alcohol from five onsite restaurants and seven onsite bars.

    2. Mexico

    Stay in Cabo at an all-inclusive beach resort for $69 per person, per night. This resort package includes free food and alcohol, exciting activities, multiple pools (including a pool with a swim-up bar), and even free Internet – perfect for a budget honeymoon.

    3. Caribbean Cruise

    If you can sail out of New York City, you can enjoy a nine night Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruiselines. The cruise ship offers a wide variety of dining and entertainment options on board for you to enjoy when you’re not anchored in Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Thomas, or the Dominican Republic.

    4. Arizona

    You need to relax and unwind after planning a wedding on a budget. Reward yourselves with a romantic honeymoon at the Carefree Resort and Spa. A two night stay is only $99, and you might have a little extra wiggle room in your budget for dining under the stars at the gourmet hotel restaurant, getting a couple’s massage, or taking a hot air balloon ride together.

    Whatever your budget honeymoon dreams, you may be able to make them happen with an discount travel website. Just remember, the best travel deals probably sell out quickly.

    Find beautiful wedding rings that fit into your budget.


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